Haad Puk Tian

Popular on weekends

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What we say: 3 stars

As with nearby Haad Chao Samran, this tiny coastal town is very popular on weekends but remains virtually deserted during the week.

The coastline is straight, flat and not particularly interesting but fine for a quick dip if you are staying in Phetchaburi town, plus there are a multitude of places to eat in the area. As with Chao Samran the beach is a bit grotty and lined by a retaining wall, but people do swim here.

Aside from eating stacks of cheap and tasty seafood under the casuarina trees there's not much to do -- you could always marvel at the statues of Thai mythological characters that are arranged down on the beach. Protagonists in the Thai epic 'Phra Aphaimani', the gruesome six-metre tall Pee Seua Samut (an aquatic she-demon) emerging from the sea is particular worthy of comment. Others include a flute-playing prince poised on a nearby pile of offshore rocks, a motley collection of mermaids, wizened old men and other characters from the same tale.

The seafood is good here and it has a more rustic feel than Chao Samran, but don't mistake this for cheapness -- you'll be looking at 250 baht and up for a plate of fresh seafood. Ann Seafood, towards the centre of the strip, is good and very friendly.

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.

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